Friday, January 13, 2012
As Michael and I drove to the pediatrician's office with Nora yesterday, it was raining. Driving through that type of weather, we marveled at how we couldn't believe that it was mid-January and we hadn't seen more than a dusting of snow. I wondered aloud whether we would actually have WINTER this year.
This, coming from a couple of people who apparently haven't seen a weather report in a while. What can I say? We've been distracted.
After taking Tessa outside to pee this morning, Michael came in to wake me up. He laughed, "So, we kind of got a lot of snow last night."
"REALLY??" I asked. I dragged my butt out of bed, showered, got dressed, got ready, and head downstairs before I even took a peek outside. Finally, I saw that overnight, winter had magically arrived. We had several inches of snow on our deck, everything in sight was white, the wind was blowing, and snow continued to fall.
I knew instantly that my commute was going to suck. And it did, but it wasn't as awful as it could have been. Lucky Michael got to stay home with Nora this morning, but I had to go in for a meeting. I did get to come back home around noon, and the roads were just as crappy then as they had been this morning. In fact, when I turned onto our street--it didn't even look like a street. The road was undetectable.
Everyone was bitching today (even I was, when my fingers were frozen after scraping off my windshield), but we typically see this weather start in December, if not November. We're lucky to have gotten this far without it. Now, I'm just curious as to what will happen next. Is winter here to stay through
Was anyone else surprised by some snowfall today? Experience crappy commutes? To this point, has this winter been as mild for everyone else as it has been for us?